Monthly Archives: April 2019

29th Apr 2019

Hektor Mahmutaj absconds whilst on bail pending extradition to Albania

Hektor Mahmutaj, who is currently on INTERPOL’s most-wanted list, has absconded whilst remanded on bail pending the Home Secretary’s approval of his extradition to Albania. In 1997, Mr Mahmutaj was convicted of murder in Albania and sentenced to a 25-year term of imprisonment, in his absence. Albania initially requested his extradition from the UK in […]

29th Apr 2019

Hasheem Abedi’s extradition delayed by conflict in Libya

On 21st January 2019, we reported that the extradition of Hasheem Abedi, the brother of suspected Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi, had been delayed. Libya’s Interior Minister, Fathi Bashagha, has confirmed that a Libyan court had agreed to extradite Mr Abedi to the UK because he is a British citizen. However, after the ruling was […]

12th Apr 2019

Dr Vijay Mallya’s application for leave to appeal denied

On 15 February 2019, we reported that Dr Vijay Mallya had applied to the High Court for leave to appeal against the Extradition Order made by Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot, the Chief Magistrate, at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 10 December 2018. On 5 April 2019, Justice Davis rejected Dr Mallya’s application for permission to […]

9th Apr 2019

Ipek extradition: Turkish government refused permission to appeal

On 9 April 2019, Laing J ruled that the Turkish Government should not be granted permission to appeal against Westminster Magistrates’ Court’s ruling that Akin Ipek and his co-accused Ali Celik and Talip Buyuk should not be extradited to Turkey. As he left the court, Mr Ipek said he hoped that the ruling brought an […]

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